How would I tell the difference between the old 5G's and the new?

Xander562

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Ok so I'm going to be buying the new updated 30GB iPod pretty soon and am wondering how I would be able to tell the difference between the old and the new from the outside of the box. Basically, if I buy at an Apple Store, I want to be sure its one of the new ones (the better battery life and brighter screen interest me). And, as much as I hate to say it, I cant trust the salespeople at the Apple Store. So is the box any different? If there's no other way to tell besides opening it up and checking out new features / seeing if it has the new headphones, I'll just buy it online. But I'd really like not to have to wait. ;)
 

xfiftyfour

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the only thing I can think of is the new search feature that's not in the old 5G 30 gig-ers.

edit: sorry, just saw you were asking specifically about not having to open it up. that, I do not know. I guess, though, that if they sell you and old one, then you could always take it back and complain.
 

Xander562

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mattcube64 said:
The new ones have Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from the Pirates movies on the iPod screen on the box.
cool! thanks so much!